Chicago rapper FBG Cash, whose real name is Tristan Hamilton is no more! The “One Time” rapper was shot and killed on the city’s South Side today morning. He was just 31-years-old. Sadly, a 29-year-old female who accompanied him was also shot and is in critical condition.
The Offender Fled in A Sedan…
A horrific incident took place on Friday morning (June 10) as the 31-year-old rapper was shot and killed while inside a vehicle at around 5:32 a.m. in the Auburn Gresham neighbourhood’s 1600 block of West 81st Street. A 29-year-old female passenger who was accompanying FBG was also shot but survived her injuries.
However, the female is in critical condition. As per the Chicago Police Department, a black four-door sedan, which looked like a Cadillac, approached the vehicle in which FBG Cash and her female companion were seated. An identified offender got out and opened fire before climbing back into the car and fleeing westbound.
As for the female, the 29-year-old victim sustained gunshot wounds to the left arm and upper back, according to ABC7 Chicago, and was transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center. She is in critical condition right now.
Who was FBG Cash?
FBG Cash, whose real name was Tristan Hamilton, was a member of Chicago’s Fly Boy Gang (FBG) crew, which is also known as the Clout Boyz or “tooka gang”. Other rappers who belong to this gang include Billionaire Black, Lil Jay, Wooski, Young Mello, FBG Dutchie and the late FBG Duck who was killed in 2020.
Two weeks ago, FBG came out with a music video for his single “Intro”. Tristan started his career with the name Cashout063, also going by just Cash. The musician was from the “O Block” in Chicago, which spans from around 63rd street to 65th street. The area is known as the most dangerous place in Chicago.
Interestingly, many rappers come from this neighbourhood, including Chief Keep, Aroy and King Von. In an interview in April, Tristan revealed about growing up in a dangerous neighbourhood, making music and about Fly Boy Gang.
Their previous member, FBG Duck was also shot and killed in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighbourhood two years back. He was just 26-years-old back then. A few days back, Atlanta-based rapper Trouble was also shot and killed. Many rappers have previously been shot and killed due to ongoing gang rivalries and their involvement in drugs. Well, the number just keeps growing.
Omg!! FBG Cash was killed this morning! I was just talking about all that dissing he was doing. It’s ridiculous cos he was cute and very funny. He could have done other things with his damn time besides putting out death wishes. These men not tired yet 😵💫
— lil dust up (@fancytomboy) June 10, 2022
Netizens have extended their tributes to the rapper. One fan wrote, “Omg!! FBG Cash was killed this morning! I was just talking about all that dissing he was doing. It’s ridiculous cos he was cute and very funny. He could have done other things with his damn time besides putting out death wishes. These men are not tired yet.”
— 🇵🇷 🦁𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆👑🗽 (@KingFromNY) June 10, 2022
Another fan shared 600Breezy’s reaction to FBG Cash’s untimely death on Twitter. A fan also tweeted, “Now all these YouTubers bout to have a good payday off FBG Cash’s death….but aye if you live that lifestyle this is what comes with it sad but true.”
FBG Cash dropped his debut album The Heart of the Streets in January 2021 and has collaborated with the likes of Famous Dex and Lotto Savage. He was scheduled to release a new song and video called “Crazy Lane” on Friday (10 June).
So far, there is no update on the identity of the offender. However, authorities reveal that FBG Cash was shot multiple times and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The case is under investigation. The news is developing. Keep reading for further updates.